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Earle Schecter

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Earle Schecter
Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Earle Schecter was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 82 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Schecter serves as vice chairman of the Cabarrus County Democratic Party.[1]


Schecter earned his B.A. in Labor Studies from the State University of New York. His professional experience includes working as a state probation and parole officer in Florida, as an investigator for the office of probation in New York City and as a staff member to the president of the New York City Council.[1]


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In an article with the Independent Tribune, Schecter said the following about his campaign:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I feel compelled to run for the North Carolina State Assembly because I sincerely believe that we, in Cabarrus County, deserve representation in Raleigh that can be characterized as effective and proactive, while striving to help all citizens of the 82nd District."
  • Excerpt: "Schecter said he believes education to be the most pressing issue in North Carolina with teacher pay ranked among the lowest in the nation. He said he wants to work to make education a priority again if elected, adding that good schools attract new businesses and industry to create."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Larry G. Pittman defeated Leigh Thomas Brown in the Republican primary, while Earle Schecter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schecter was defeated by Pittman in the general election.[2][3]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Pittman Incumbent 59.5% 13,818
     Democratic Earle Schecter 40.5% 9,404
Total Votes 23,222
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry G. Pittman Incumbent 62.2% 3,082
Leigh Thomas Brown 37.8% 1,871
Total Votes 4,953


Schecter and his wife, have two daughters and six grandchildren.[1]

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